Fulbright to the United Kingdom in Computer Sciences

Emmanuel Johnson

In England, Emmanuel completed his master’s in robotics and conducted research in human robot interactions at the University of Birmingham through the Fulbright-University of Birmingham Postgraduate Award. He was primarily interested in exploring how robots can use gestures as a way of providing feedback in a learning environment. Emmanuel’s work also led to an internship at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, where he helped to build a user interface to control a robotic arm. Outside of his grant studies, Emmanuel volunteered in the Birmingham England via TEAM UP to tutor middle school students in mathematics. Emmanuel is currently a PhD student at the University of Southern California in the Computer Science Department.

“As the first student to win a Fulbright fellowship from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, a Historically Black College and University, the best advice I can give any applicant is to not be intimidated by the application process or pool, and just go for it. It is easy to feel discouraged if you haven’t gone to a big name school or if you find the application process overwhelming. Do not try to tackle the application in one sitting and understand that you are just as smart and prepared as students from any U.S. institution.”

Emmanuel Johnson